Entrepreneurship Education
Elinkeino-, liikenne- ja ympäristökeskus
kuva kuvitetusta kompassista in Northern Ostrobothnia
Vipuvoimaa EU:lta 2014-2020 Euroopan unioni - Euroopan sosiaalirahasto

Kuvitus kristalleista

Upper secondary school

In upper secondary school, entrepreneurship education is part of the thematic whole titled Active Citizenship, Entrepreneurship and Working Life. The goal is to offer students learning experiences that encourage initiative, entrepreneurial activity, co-operation and taking responsibility. Experiences of participation, working and making an impact and then reflecting on these experiences are core contents of entrepreneurship education.

Entrepreneurial and working life skills

  1. Planning one’s own career path, recognising and developing one’s own strengths, finding one’s interests and practicing how to market one’s skills.
  2. Working life skills are practiced by participating in problem-solving with a problem given by an external organisation, or other such activities.
  3. Working life and entrepreneurship are discussed in different school subjects.
  1. Learning to evaluate one’s own and the team’s work and reflecting on the different stages of the work.
  2. Organising theme days and projects for the whole school where entrepreneurial activities and the skills of self-leadership can be learned in practice.
  3. The studies are to include co-operation with entrepreneurship education partners especially with regard to international themes. Guiding students to find their own place in further education and showing them how to find opportunities in their home town after they graduate.

Learning environments and methods

  1. Working as an active partner with local business life.
  2. Developing study modules for theme studies and school-specific advanced studies that support entrepreneurship education.
  3. Making on-the-job learning and project learning possible for students as part of their upper secondary school education. Encouraging students to participate in mock companies and summer entrepreneurship projects.
  4. Entrepreneurial attitude is integrated into the practices of the school community. More methods that support student-centred entrepreneurship are included in the teaching.
  1. Teaching staff and corporate partners co-operate to develop working life oriented learning environments systematically and on the long term.
  2. Developing the pedagogical expertise of teaching staff in relation to entrepreneurship education. Integrating knowledge of the changing dynamics of working life and entrepreneurship into different subjects.
  3. Students are offered interesting and practical entrepreneurship courses that can be realised together with institutions of vocational education.

Kuvitus kristalleista

Vocational education

At the vocational level, entrepreneurship education encourages students to acquire the skills required by entrepreneurship and to act in an entrepreneurial fashion. Entrepreneurship education is visible in the teaching methods, learning environments and during on-the-job learning.

Entrepreneurial and working life skills

  1. Planning one’s own career path, recognising and developing one’s own strengths, finding one’s interests and practicing how to market one’s skills.
  2. Working life skills are practiced by participating in problem-solving with a problem given by an external organisation, or other such activities.
  3. Working life and entrepreneurship are discussed in different school subjects.
  1. Learning to evaluate one’s own and the team’s work and reflecting on the different stages of the work.
  2. Organising theme days and projects for the whole school where entrepreneurial activities and the skills of self-leadership can be learned in practice.
  3. The studies are to include co-operation with entrepreneurship education partners especially with regard to international themes. Guiding students to find their own place in further education and showing them how to find opportunities in their home town after they graduate.

Learning environments and methods

  1. Developing the corporate and working life partnerships of the school in a goal-oriented manner. Including the students in the planning work and utilising their views and experiences in realising the co-operation.
  2. Developing the pedagogical expertise of teaching staff in relation to entrepreneurship education to increase the amount of activity-based and working life oriented learning.
  3. Building multisectoral learning environments for entrepreneurship education where entrepreneurial skills are developed with the help of project work, mock companies, summer entrepreneurship and/or participating in a co-op.
  1. Working more closely with different fields of study and clarifying the entrepreneurship learning path in one’s own organisation. Identifying and recognising entrepreneurial expertise as part of the degree regardless of the field of study.
  2. Bringing up experiences and knowledge of entrepreneurship as a career option with theme days and weeks. Entrepreneurship is to be seen as a potential career choice.